Alcatel Flash 2 Unboxing and First Look (Video)

Thanks to Alcatel, I am able to have an early preview of the Alcatel Flash 2 Android Smartphone which will be available in Singapore from early December. I do not have the pricing of this Android phone yet. Do check out my unboxing video.

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Unboxing

Here is the unboxing video.

Back View

My first impression of the Flash 2 is its back. It has a rough non-smudge back which is good as you can hold the phone confidently without slipping. And on its back, it has a 13 MPX rear camera with F/2.0 aperture. I have not really tried out the camera but based on my understanding, it is one of the biggest talk point on this smartphone.

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Here is the phone speaker.

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And as shown in the video, the back can be opened up. On the upper part, you can see a MicroSD card slot and two 4G SIM card slots that are hot swappable.

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Here is the rear cover. It is very thin and flexible.

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Front View

On its front, it has a 5 MPX camera (F/2.2 aperture) with flash. Based on the specs, it has a larger image sensor (1/4-inch OV5648 Sensor) than most phones.

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The Alcatel has a center button (touch button) with two soft buttons as shown below.

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Top/Bottom View

The top consists of a 3.5mm jack and a microphone. The bottom consists of the Micro USB port and a microphone. Since there are two microphones, I think there might be noise cancelling feature (need to verify).

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Side View

On one side, it is totally clean with no buttons. On the other side, it consists of a power on/off button, a rocker volume switch and a shutter button for the camera.

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In the Box

No surprises in the box. It has a standard earphones, a Micro USB cable and a charger. As this set is from Vietnam, it has a 2-pin plug instead of the usual 3-pin plug for Singapore market.

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The review unit comes with a flip cover. Not sure if this is a standard item or not. Actually, the flip cover is just another rear cover with a flip. You will need to remove the existing rear cover to use the flip cover. It is very basic. Nothing much to talk about.

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That is it for the unboxing. Did not discover any surprises. I will try out the phone for a few days for a first impression of it. BTW, after I powered on, I played with it for a while. Here is my initial thoughts. I love the UI. It is clean. There is no other UI overlay. It is using Android L UI with material design. The icons are neat and flat (which is nice and good). So far, the phone is responsive and the cameras are fast.

If I were to pick a flaw based on my very first impression, I will think that the Flash word on the rear cover must go. It is a little distracting. I would rather do without it.

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